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How to configure apache to recognize perl scripts?

 
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Hi I'm trying to get my perl programs to execute on my browser.
I've installed LAMP and I went through a few tutorials on how to configure apache2 to execute perl but none of them have helped me.
I went through this topic: http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/howto/cgi.html
I'm getting the source code of my program as the output in my browser.
I tried to edit the httpd.conf file but the file seems to be empty and it was read only so i had change permissions using chmod.
Please help!
Thanks in advance!!
 
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What distribution of Linux do you have? (e.g. Ubuntu, Redhat, etc.)

I suspect you haven't found the correct config file yet. If the httpd.conf you edited was empty before, that's the wrong one.

On my distribution (Ubuntu) the config file is /etc/apache2/apache2.conf
 
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I'm using elementary os(built on ubuntu 12.04)
I tried to edit the apache2.conf file.
Eventhough it wasn't empty I couldn't find any of the commands (like ScriptAlias or LoadModule) that are listed in the link I posted above.
 
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Here is a list of the files I have in the "/etc/apache2/"
apache2.conf envvars magic mods-enabled sites-available
conf.d httpd.conf mods-available ports.conf sites-enabled
 
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Ashwin Rao wrote:I'm using elementary os(built on ubuntu 12.04)
I tried to edit the apache2.conf file.
Eventhough it wasn't empty I couldn't find any of the commands (like ScriptAlias or LoadModule) that are listed in the link I posted above.



You have to edit the file and add those. So for instance if your Perl scripts are in /usr/local/apache2/cgi-bin/, they should be treated as a CGI script, not a web page.

ScriptAlias /cgi-bin/ /usr/local/apache2/cgi-bin/

If your script is called myscript.pl then the URL would look like this:

http://mydomain.net/cgi-bin/myscript.pl
 
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